coincidence

[koh-in-si-duh ns] /koʊˈɪn sɪ dəns/
noun
1.
a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance:
"Our meeting in Venice was pure coincidence."
2.
the condition or fact of coinciding.
3.
an instance of this.
Origin
1595–1605; coincid(ent) + -ence
Related forms
noncoincidence, noun
precoincidence, noun
supercoincidence, noun
Synonyms
1. accident, luck, fate.
Example Sentences for coincidence
It is a coincidence that the show opened in the current delicate economic climate.
These successor categories all have the quality of sounding more scientific, which is no coincidence.
Here there was no symbolization but a conversion through coincidence.
But all this is accompanied by arbitrary procedure and over-ingenious exploitation of coincidence.
If those approaches tend to focus on the individual, it probably isn't a coincidence.
After all, he was the one who experienced this uncanny coincidence.
It's no coincidence that these are all images of ingestion, of a feast that has gone far past the point of pleasure.
It is no coincidence government takeover of healthcare is packaged with direct lending.
When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence.
Now scientists are exploiting this coincidence to treat the cancer with a vaccine that targets the virus and slows tumor regrowth.
British Dictionary definitions for coincidence
coincidence (kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns)
 
n
1.  a chance occurrence of events remarkable either for being simultaneous or for apparently being connected
2.  the fact, condition, or state of coinciding
3.  (modifier) electronics Compare anticoincidence of or relating to a circuit that produces an output pulse only when both its input terminals receive pulses within a specified interval: coincidence gate

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Word Origin and History for coincidence
coincidence
1605, "exact correspondence," from Fr. coincidence, from coincider (see coincide). Meaning "a concurrence of events with no apparent connection" is from 1680s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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